15 minutes to read | Last updated June 26, 2017
The University of Wisconsin‑Madison is committed to supporting new employees in successfully transitioning to our workplace, as well as supporting the university’s need to quickly enable new employees to achieve high levels of proficiency. Work with your local onboarding coordinator to get started.
This guide is designed for IT staff who are just beginning their career at UW‑Madison. We can help get you connected to the IT tips and resources you need to be successful on campus. Welcome to UW-Madison!
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Orientation to UW IT Environment
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is committed to supporting new employees in their successful transition to our workplace, as well as supporting the university’s need to quickly enable new employees to achieve high levels of proficiency. Work with your local onboarding coordinator to get started.
Quick tips and resources for your first week
IT services catalog
Find many IT services supported and offered by campus providers.
Contact your local IT staff to determine how your machine is managed.
UW-Madison provides no-charge software through our Campus Software Library.
Select a Peer Partner to support you during your first few months on the job.
Get your Digital ID
UW-Madison has licensed software for Digital IDs that is easy to install and use. Best of all, use of the software is FREE!
Share your Office 365 Calendar with your group
Learn how to share your calendar with members of your unit or other users.
Campus IT communities and groups
IT Committees and Groups
Some IT committees and groups recommend policy and advise the administration on community needs or concerns, while others foster subject matter expertise and networking opportunities.
Governance is an important aspect of UW-Madison leadership and planning. Campus governance and advisory groups provide advice and guidance on various aspects of campus technology.
To better represent our core missions of teaching and learning, research, and service, UW-Madison’s IT community engages with a variety of organizations and user groups.
The UW-IT Mentoring community allows current and new UW-Madison employees to establish a relationship with a peer that will enhance your skills, knowledge, and experience. Enjoy the freedom to choose a mentor from anyone on campus.
- Information Technology Management Council (ITMC) considers information technology matters of common interest among UW institutions and addresses Systemwide issues.
- HIPAA local security coordinator — learn who the coordinators are in your unit.
- Seek out your UW-Madison Information Security Team (MIST) liaison.
Getting started with Cloud Services
The Chief Information Office (CIO) sponsors a number of training, development and presentation opportunities for UW-Madison staff. For more information on these, or to recommend or request CIO support for others, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Development programs
- Off-campus training for IT professionals through New Horizons and Directions
- Firewall training
- Authorized Agent Network Tool Suite (AANTS) Online Training
- Online training through LinkedIn Learning
- WiscIT Powered by Cherwell Training
- JIRA training
- KnowledgeBase training — DoIT Help Desk staff can work work directly with the groups that host their own KB spaces to provide admin and author training when requested.
Purchasing Services provides the University with effective and responsive life cycle procurement practices. They will purchase professionally and redistribute, or dispose of property in the best interest of the University. Purchasing, materials distribution, and SWAP (Surplus With a Purpose) are all run through this office.
For office supplies, lab supplies, laptop and desktop computers, and other general needs, use Shop@UW.
- For general purchases under $5000 not available through Shop@UW, use your Purchasing Card (ProCard). Check to see if goods/services are on contract.
- Complete an External Requisition using the External Requisition Generator (in the Requisition and Number Generator Module on the Services tab in My UW) if Shop@UW or the procurement card cannot be used or the items are over $5000.
- Visit How to Purchase Goods and Services for a basic tutorial or contact a Purchasing Agent.
Make your purchases using a single number assigned to account-specific funding information.
- Account-specific numbers can be used if a DoIT number is not an option. For information, contact DoIT Billing.
- Purchase orders for non UW-Madison departments, state agencies or other entities can be sent to: DoIT Billing, 1210 W. Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53706.
- Purchasing Card (ProCard): VISA card assigned to a UW employee and tied to University funding.
Pre-approved IT vendors
Prior to making a purchase, get it pre-approved by your local purchasing department. You can also search existing contracts at Campus Purchasing.
For additional how-to information related to campus business processes, see Business Services’ help documents.
Campus IT policies
- Copyright Infringement
- Electronic Devices Connected to the Network Policy
- IT Compliance Agreement
- Password Policy
- Password Standard
- UW System — Acceptable Use of Information Technology Policy
- Additional campus IT Policies
Your school, college or division may have additional policies.